Crossword clues for manufacture
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Manufacture \Man`u*fac"ture\, n. [L. manus the hand + factura a making, fr. facere to make: cf. F. manufacture. See Manual, and Fact.]
The operation of making wares or any products by hand, by machinery, or by other agency.
Anything made from raw materials by the hand, by machinery, or by art, as cloths, iron utensils, shoes, machinery, saddlery, etc.
Manufacture \Man`u*fac"ture\, v. i. To be employed in manufacturing something.
Manufacture \Man`u*fac"ture\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Manufactured; p. pr. & vb. n. Manufacturing.] [Cf. F. manufacturer.]
To make (wares or other products) by hand, by machinery, or by other agency; as, to manufacture cloth, nails, glass, etc.
To work, as raw or partly wrought materials, into suitable forms for use; as, to manufacture wool, cotton, silk, or iron.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1560s, "something made by hand," from Middle French manufacture, from Medieval Latin *manufactura (source of Italian manifattura, Spanish manufactura), from Latin manu, ablative of manus "hand" (see manual (adj.)) + factura "a working," from past participle stem of facere "to perform" (see factitious). Sense of "process of manufacturing" first recorded c.1600. Related: Manufactures.
1680s, from manufacture (n.). Related: Manufactured; manufacturing; manufacturable.
n. The action or process of make goods systematically or on a large scale. vb. To make things, usually on a large scale, with tools and either physical labor or machinery.
n. the organized action of making of goods and services for sale; "American industry is making increased use of computers to control production" [syn: industry]
the act of making something (a product) from raw materials; "the synthesis and fabrication of single crystals"; "an improvement in the manufacture of explosives"; "manufacturing is vital to Great Britain" [syn: fabrication]
Usage examples of "manufacture".
Springmuhl in 1873 obtained an accessory product in the artificial manufacture of alizarin out of anthracene, from which a beautiful blue was made, superior in many respect to the aniline blues.
Sherbrooke, Quebec, CAN, just weeks before its manufacturing facilities were annularly hyperfloriated and the company went belly-up.
London dealer to the farmer who manufactured the cheese: he declared that he had bought the anotta of a mercantile traveller, who had supplied him and his neighbours for years with that commodity, without giving occasion to a single complaint.
Considerably more sophistication would be required to manufacture anthrax for an aerosol release that could inflict mass casualties.
Most experts believe that only a person, a group, or a country with access to advanced biotechnology would be capable of manufacturing and delivering a lethal anthrax aerosol.
Promising new vaccines are being developed, and one of our top priorities in safeguarding our nation against possible anthrax attacks is to develop, manufacture, and stockpile a new generation of vaccine.
We know that the Soviets also manufactured plague for use in weapons and researched other biological agents, including all those discussed in the chapters in this book, such as anthrax, tularemia, and botulinum toxin.
The chronological history of such of these artificial colors which appertain to ink or its manufacture is important as locating the dates of their invention and commercial use.
She it was who taught us not only the way to change dry wood into a suitable pulp, the kind of size to be used, how to waterproof and give the paper strength, but many more marvelous details appertaining to the manufacture of paper which in their ramifications have proved of inestimable benefit and service to the human race.
In this case a North Carolina tax was assessed on the income of a New York corporation, which bought leather, manufactured it in North Carolina, and sold its products at wholesale and retail in New York.
Now again, let the reader, bearing in mind that General Adams has unequivocally said, in one part of his address, that the charge in relation to the assignment was manufactured just before the election, turn to the affidavit of Peter S.
Weber says that it was in May, and if so, it is most clear that Talbott was not frightened on account of the assignment, unless the General lies when he says the assignment charge was manufactured just before the election.
The situation could get worse as automation continues to take over more and more of our manufacturing industries.
The model was one we had used to develop and manufacture bacterial biological weapons.
Raman needs a left-handed blivet, he punches out the correct code number, and a copy is manufactured from the pattern in here.